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IT Management Linux News for Aug 15, 2000

  • CNET Cowpland steps down from top spot at troubled Corel (Aug 15, 2000, 23:37)
    "Cowpland's resignation comes on the same day Sun Microsystems announced plans to open the source code of its StarOffice application suite. ... "That really put the capper on Corel's opportunity in the Linux marketplace," Le Tocq said. "That makes the market for Corel more competitive and a lot lower margin than it anticipated."

  • Globe and Mail: Corel's Cowpland resigns top posts (Aug 15, 2000, 23:08)
    "In a press release, the Porsche-driving entrepreneur, who is facing insider trading charges from the Ontario Securities Commission, said he was resigning his posts as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board."

  • It's very clear Linux is here to stay, and five major trends are driving the OS (Aug 15, 2000, 20:35)
    " is in the strategic interest of Oracle, IBM, and even SAP to push to open free platform alternatives that could ultimately cripple Microsoft's economic engine. ... As vendors such as Microsoft move forward with Microsoft.NET or similar technologies, the underlying operating system is less strategic. Microsoft moves in this direction, they continue to validate the Linux development model."

  • ZDNet UK: Motorola and IBM deals inked by Red Hat (Aug 15, 2000, 16:43)
    "...Motorola will package and market the Red Hat Linux operating system, which will be shipped with its carrier-grade embedded computing platforms. ...a deal with IBM that will enable a commercial Linux developer to bundle all of IBM's Linux-based software into e-business software."